View from the Window: viewing differently

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Sometimes what appears to be the worst seat in the house, or the worst shooting position at an event, becomes the best opportunity.

As a photo editor I can not count the times that I had to talk a photographer down from the ledge because there was a problem with credentials and their shooting position on the baseline; foul line; goal line or ice was now in the bleachers.

I never worried as once you wiped away the tears; those individuals normally rose to the occasion and produced work that was far more compelling from the competition.

They knew they had to work harder and accept viewing the action differently.

I enjoy classic cars, rods and motorcycles, not that I could ever afford one or have the technical skills to build one, but I love the dream. 

I had every intention of paying the $36.00 for Anne and myself  to see these classics at the Dutchess County Fair Grounds until memories of years covering San Bernardino’s “Route 66” event flooded my brain.

With a beer in hand; the World Cup dialed in; and the air conditioner cranked on high it was time to just wait for the car show to come to me and an empty hotel parking lot.

Yellow Line Fever:

Old ranch home found outside of Amarillo, Texas on old Route 66.

Old ranch home found outside of Amarillo, Texas on old Route 66.

So California residents, if your wondering where your tax dollars may have gone for rebuilding the states infrastructure…it can be found in the state of  New Mexico.

If they can bend rebar, pave it, or put an orange cone around it (always in the left lane) they are doing it!

 Today’s vote for best roadside rest stops goes to Texas. They are clean, spacious and always have a grumpy welcome person on hand to make you wish you were back in Arizona.

This is advertised as the largest cross in the northern hemisphere found south of Okalahoma City. (Anne Miller/image) Ray of light provided by God or another bug on the windshield.

This is advertised as the largest cross in the northern hemisphere found south of Okalahoma City. (Anne Miller/image) Ray of light provided by God or another bug on the windshield.

Antidotal observations:

1…More moving companies and U-haul trucks are heading east, three-to-one.

2…More cyclist are riding Route 66 from east to west.

3…New Mexico uses little plastic barrels the size of a medium sized orange dwarf rather than orange cones on their constructions sites. If California wasn’t broke they should buy some.

4…I have added a new color to my pallet, GREEN, it’s everywhere!